life thru a lens

You can see the full National Geographic documentary here

16 Responses to “life thru a lens”

  1. 1 Fred
    April 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    That is probably my favorite documentary related to the Obama presidency. Think it’s time I watched it again.

  2. 2 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    April 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks. I just caught the end of this on PBS! The first video with the story of the little boy patting the President on the head is so cute. I just love it 🙂

    Helpfully pointing out the gray hair….sweet.

  3. 3 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    April 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I almost cried with relief after watching the second video on passing HCR. God! That was a good feeling, after the long suspense and watching him work so hard to make it happen.

    • 4 UT Austin Liberal
      April 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      I’m right there with you WalkingonSunshine. Watching the behind the scenes footage of the Health care battle and looking on it with fresh eyes after it thankfully passed, makes me appreciate this President and his continuous hard work.

  4. 5 Me4obama
    April 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I always cry at the end of that documentary. I watch it ever weekend just to remind myself why am crazy about this president. I cry about everything he does.

  5. 6 UT Austin Liberal
    April 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Chipsticks you are a Genius!!!!. This was just on PBS and for people who didn’t get to watch it, they can watch it here and see the magnificence of Pete Souza’s work. Thanks Chips 😀

  6. 7 Shirley
    April 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Well, I don’t know why I don’t cry, but I tell you, I be grinning from ear to ear, whenever I see the First Family. I cried, and snot nose a while when he was elected President, Lol. But yes, I love looking at pictures of our First Family, It’s just something about them, that makes me grin and smile.

    Chips, I just love It, when you find videos of our First Family, even If I’ve seen them before. Thank you Chipsticks 🙂

  7. 8 Sue in Minnesota
    April 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I just received and watched (3x’s) the HBO Documentary By The People, the Election of Barack Obama…if you have not seen it please consider watching it, with the campaign season fast approaching, it is a source of inspiration. Of all the documentaries I’ve watched, this is one of the best, and once again timely as we approach a new campaign cycle. I pretty much missed the Democratic primary so this was very enlightening as it filled in so much that I had missed getting onboard in July of 2008, as I did.

    Two things, among many that stood out for me is the integrity, and consistency of President Obama. And that our MSM provides little more than speculation and hyperbole. The MSM is a joke, and a bad one at that.

    I have absolutely no doubts about this man, I believe him to be truly remarkable, and as genuine and honest a person as I have ever observed. We are incredibly blessed by his excellence as a human being and his devotion and leadership to all of us, his country.

    • 9 pragmaticadult
      April 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      I was just watching that documentary on sunday.

    • 10 Audrey
      April 13, 2011 at 6:53 am

      Thanks for recommending this Sue, I will order a copy!
      I remain unflinching in my support of our extraordinary President and will work my heart and butt off to make sure that he is re-elected!
      May God continue to bless, guide and protect President Obama!

  8. 11 Carolyn
    April 12, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    We saw him in April 2007, just a few months after he announced. During that speech he said “This (politics) is not a game. It is work, and should not be treated like a game.” We think of that statement every time people act like they are playing “gotcha” and are not working. He is amazingly consistent, what he said then, and what he says now, and what he has done.
    I always love pictures of him with children, like picture #1!

  9. 12 anniebella
    April 12, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I wasn’t able to see the documentary, but I enjoyed the videos up here. I love that first picture with the little boy rubbing the President’s head, and anything with the President,the First Lady and the girls, I really love seeing that.

  10. 13 barb
    April 13, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I remember the little boy asked him if PBO’s hair was like his and the President bent down to let him touch it to prove it was like the lille boy’s. Out of the mouth of babes.

  11. 15 zizi
    April 13, 2011 at 1:17 am

    The documentary is absolutely eye-opening.

  12. 16 Titti
    April 13, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Loved it – watched it on the N.Geographic website a while ago.

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